Members will engage in the sorority’s signature youth enrichment program, ASCEND SM with efforts designed to motivate, engage and assist high school students in reaching their maximum potential. ASCEND SM will focus on Achievement, Self-Awareness, Communication, Engagement, Networking and Developmental Skills. Students in the ASCEND SM Program will have an opportunity to receive academic enrichment and life skills training to support their journey to college or vocational employment.
One Million Backpacks
Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will promote the learning process by providing substantial support to students through AKA One Million Backpacks SM . Members will donate and distribute one million backpacks and related school supplies to students over the four year period.
Historically Black Colleges and Universities
Support of Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) will be a priority as Alpha Kappa Alpha launches a national campaign, Think HBCU SM to highlight HBCUs and their contribution to the sorority and society. Through education, engagement and advocacy, HBCUs will be showcased as a critical venue for moving students to and through college